Come November, the PlayStation 3 will turn six years old. For past console cycles, this means your time is past; you're borderline ancient in the world of electronics.
But Sony has said numerous times before that their current console is really just hitting its stride, and Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida recently reiterated that sentiment . As he says, it's "prime time" for the PS3.
"PS3 is I think in prime time. It's a great time for consumers to look at purchasing PS3 this year. There are a variety of games coming out and new and exciting games coming out next year.
At the same time the library of games we are able to offer at a very affordable price – we just announced the Essentials line in Europe. So, for the budget conscious consumer it's a perfect new platform to join this Christmas."
And if you've already got a PS3, you probably already realize that the system is far from bowing out. Yoshida cites Naughty Dog's upcoming The Last Of Us as well as Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls ; plus we have to add that God of War: Ascension is another grand reason to be a PS3 owner. As for the rumor concerning the new "super slim" PS3, Yoshida just says "there are lots of different kinds of rumors on the Internet."
…so will it be announced at the Tokyo Game Show? Either way, the PS3 is doing just fine, thank you.